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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Institute for Standards and Technology NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) Information Management System (IMS) and Summer School Application
Document Number: 2021-12368
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2021-11743
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Judges Panel) will meet in closed session on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. The purpose of this meeting is to review the results of examiners' scoring of written applications. Panel members will vote on which applicants merit site visits by examiners to verify the accuracy of quality improvements claimed by applicants. The meeting is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2021-11617
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Judges Panel) will meet on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and review the role and responsibilities of the Judges Panel and information received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in order to ensure the integrity of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award) selection process. The agenda will include: Judges Panel roles and processes; Baldrige Program updates; new business/public comment; lessons learned from the 2020 judging process; and the 2021 Award process. A portion of this meeting is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed.
Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2021-10885
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Board of Overseers) and the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Judges Panel) will meet in open session on Thursday, June 17, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. The Board of Overseers, appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, reports the results of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award) activities to the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) each year, along with its recommendations for the improvement of the Award process. The Judges Panel, also appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, ensures the integrity of the Award selection process and recommends Award recipients to the Secretary of Commerce. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and review information received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and from the Chair of the Judges Panel. The agenda will include: Baldrige Program Update, Baldrige Foundation Update, Baldrige Judges Panel Update, Ethics Review, Baldrige Award Process, and New Business/Public Comment.
National Conference on Weights and Measures 106th Annual Meeting
Document Number: 2021-10677
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The 106th Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) will be held using a combined video conferencing platform for on-line attendance, and in-person at the Hyatt Regency Rochester in Rochester, New York, from Sunday, July 18, 2021, through Friday, July 23, 2021. This notice contains information about significant items on the NCWM Committee agendas but does not include all agenda items. As a result, the items are not consecutively numbered.
Selection of Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport Division as the Designated Institute for Underwater Acoustics Measurements
Document Number: 2021-10394
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the United States Department of Commerce, has designated the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport as the U.S. Designated Institute (DI) for Underwater Acoustics Measurements to meet the needs of the national security of the United States. This designation is in accordance with the Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) of the Comit[eacute] International des Poids et Mesures (CIPM), to which NIST is a signatory as the National Measurement Institute (NMI) of the United States. Section 6.1 of the MRA allows NIST to designate a laboratory other than itself to participate in the CIPM key comparisons on behalf of its nation and to be responsible for disseminating the national measurement standards relevant to a particular measurand if a substantial and demonstrable scientific need, trade barrier to an industry in the United States, or a national security need is addressed by such designation and such need cannot be addressed by NIST.
National Advanced Spectrum and Communications Test Network: Characterizing User Equipment Emissions
Document Number: 2021-09411
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Advanced Spectrum and Communications Test Network (NASCTN) is hosting a public meeting on the conclusion of their project Characterizing User Equipment Emissions on May 13, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together federal, industry, and academic stakeholders; to disseminate NASCTN's findings; and to share information.
National Advanced Spectrum and Communications Test Network: LTE Impacts to Aeronautical Mobile Telemetry and LTE Waveform Measurement
Document Number: 2021-09410
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Advanced Spectrum and Communications Test Network (NASCTN) is hosting a public meeting on LTE impacts to Aeronautical Mobile Telemetry (AMT) as well as field and laboratory LTE waveform measurement on May 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together federal, industry, and academic stakeholders; to disseminate NASCTN's findings; and to share information.
National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2021-09409
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a virtual meeting via web conference on Thursday, June 10, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time and Friday, June 11, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to update the Committee on: The progress of the NCST investigation focused on the impacts of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico and the implementation of recommendations from previous NCST investigations, including the Joplin tornado investigation. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST website at https://www.nist.gov/topics/disaster-failure-studies/national - construction-safety-team-ncst/advisory-committee-meetings.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2021-09408
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2021-09407
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, and Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2021-09406
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee) will meet on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2021-08923
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee) will hold a virtual meeting via web conference on Monday, May 24, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is for the Committee to develop their draft 2021 biennial report on the effectiveness of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda and any meeting materials will be posted on the NEHRP website at http://nehrp.gov/.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2021-08919
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee) will hold a virtual meeting via web conference on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is for the Committee to finalize their 2021 biennial report on the effectiveness of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda and any meeting materials will be posted on the NEHRP website at http://nehrp.gov/.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Safety and Health Information Collection
Document Number: 2021-07972
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Request for Nominations for Members To Serve on National Institute of Standards and Technology Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2021-07504
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST or Institute) invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to seven existing Federal Advisory Committees (Committees): Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award; Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award; Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board; Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board; National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee; Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction; and Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology. NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the Committees, in addition to nominations already received. Registered Federal lobbyists may not serve on NIST Federal Advisory Committees in an individual capacity.
National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program-Proposed Revisions to the Personal Body Armor Laboratory Accreditation Program
Document Number: 2021-05687
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Chief of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) may approve modifications to a specific Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP) when a request to modify the LAP is received. Modifications may include addition of tests, types of tests or standards that are directly relevant to the LAP. NVLAP has received a request to revise the name of its Personal Body Armor LAP to the Law Enforcement and Corrections Equipment LAP in order to better encompass the scope of this program. NVLAP has also received a request to expand the technology tested under this program to include rifle testing, helmet testing and shield testing. NIST seeks feedback from the public on these proposed revisions.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2021-05686
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee) will hold a virtual meeting via web conference on Monday, April 12, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time and Tuesday, April 13, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is for the Committee to review the activities of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) and develop an outline for their 2021 biennial report on the Effectiveness of NEHRP. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda and any meeting materials will be posted on the NEHRP website at http://nehrp.gov/.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NIST Associates Information System; Correction
Document Number: 2021-05633
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
On March 15, 2021, the Department of Commerce, published a 30- day public comment period notice in the Federal Register with FR Document Number 2021-05296 (Pages 14313-14314), and on January 7, 2021, published a 60-day public comment period notice with FR Document Number 2021-00056 (Page 1089) seeking public comments for an information collection entitled, ``NIST Associates Information System.'' This document referenced incorrect information in the DATA section, and Commerce hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Decision Science Data Collections
Document Number: 2021-05226
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2021-02137
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, and Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Notice of NIST's Consortium for the Advancement of Genome Editing
Document Number: 2021-02136
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) extends the duration of the NIST Consortium for the Advancement of Genome Editing (Genome Editing Consortium or Consortium) to December 1, 2025. NIST will now accept letters of interest to participate in this Consortium on an ongoing basis. The Consortium duration was originally through December 1, 2020, and the deadline for letters of interest was originally January 1, 2020. NIST is taking this action to provide additional time for interested parties to join the Consortium and to ensure the successful implementation and achievement of outcomes of the current Consortium activities, as well as to address additional standards needs as defined by the Consortium.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Generic Request for Customer Service-Related Data Collections
Document Number: 2021-01069
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Small and Medium-Sized Business Complex Event COVID-19 Survey (Wave 3)
Document Number: 2021-00958
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) Membership Application
Document Number: 2021-00583
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NIST Associates Information System
Document Number: 2021-00056
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB.
Rights to Federally Funded Inventions and Licensing of Government Owned Inventions
Document Number: 2020-27581
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests comments on proposed revisions to regulations that would further the Return on Investment (ROI) Initiative for Unleashing American Innovation. The proposed revisions to ``Rights to Inventions Made by Nonprofit Organizations and Small Business Firms under Government Grants, Contracts, and Cooperative Agreements'' and ``Licensing of Government-Owned Inventions'' make technical corrections; reorganize certain subsections; remove outdated and/or unnecessary sections; institute a reporting requirement on Federal agencies; and provide clarifications on definitions, communications, scope of march-in rights, filing of provisional patent applications, electronic filing, the purpose of royalties on government licenses, and the processes for granting exclusive, co-exclusive and partially exclusive licenses and for appeals. NIST intends to hold a webinar regarding the proposed changes and information on that webinar will be available to the public at https://www.nist.gov/tpo/bayh-dole.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2020-27472
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee) will meet on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2020-27471
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
National Conference on Weights and Measures Annual and Interim Meeting
Document Number: 2020-26480
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The combined 105th Annual and 2021 Interim Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) will be held using a virtual meeting platform and in-person at the Sirata Beach Hotel & Conference Center, St. Pete Beach, Florida, from Sunday, January 10, 2021, through Friday, January 15, 2021. This notice contains information about significant items on the NCWM Committee agendas but does not include all agenda items. As a result, the items are not consecutively numbered.
Request for Participation on Technical Language Processing Community of Interest
Document Number: 2020-25292
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Systems Integration Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is forming a community of interest (COI) to develop best practices guidelines on how to tailor Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools to engineering text-based data: Technical language processing (TLP). Developed guidelines will be technology and vendor agnostic and will address the current needs of industry to have independent guidelines based on user requirements and measurement science research. The TLP COI wants to advance research and development initiatives to advance TLP smart manufacturing and other industrial applications. The TLP COI is seeking members from government, industry, and academia to create a better synergy between end users, the research community, and solution providers to reduce complexity, cost, and delay of adoption of TLP solutions.
Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2020-25291
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Board) will meet in open session on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The purpose of this meeting is to review and discuss the work of the private sector contractor, which assists the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in administering the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award), and information received from NIST and from the Chair of the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in order to make such suggestions for the improvement of the Award process as the Board deems necessary. Details on the agenda are noted in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Request for Comments on Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201-3
Document Number: 2020-24283
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests comments on Draft Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201-3, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors (Standard). This Standard defines common credentials and authentication mechanisms offering varying degrees of security for both logical and physical access applications. The draft revision proposes changes to FIPS 201-2, Standard for Personal Identity Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors to include: Expanding specification on the use of additional PIV credentials known as derived PIV credentials, procedures for supervised remote identity proofing, the use of federation as a means for a relying system to interoperate with PIV credentials issued by other agencies, alignment with the current practice/policy of the Federal Government and specific changes requested by Federal agencies and implementers. Before recommending these proposed changes to the Secretary of Commerce for review and approval, NIST invites comments from all interested parties.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Zero Trust Cybersecurity: Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture
Document Number: 2020-23292
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for the Zero Trust Cybersecurity: Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture project. This notice is the initial step for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in collaborating with technology companies to address cybersecurity challenges identified under the Zero Trust Cybersecurity: Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture project. Participation in the building block is open to all interested organizations.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-22621
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Judges Panel) will meet in closed session Monday, November 9, 2020 through Friday, November 13, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time each day. The purpose of this meeting is to review recommendations from site visits and recommend 2020 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award) recipients. The meeting is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed at the meeting.
Flow Cytometry Standards Consortium
Document Number: 2020-22620
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the United States Department of Commerce, in support of efforts to develop standards for regenerative medicine and advanced therapies, is establishing the Flow Cytometry Standards Consortium (``Consortium''). The Consortium will bring together stakeholders to identify and address measurement and standards needs related to flow cytometry used in the characterization and testing of cell and gene therapies. The Consortium efforts are intended to develop measurement solutions and standards to improve measurement confidence, establish measurement traceability, and enable comparability in flow cytometry measurements. Participation fees will be at least $25,000 annually or in-kind contributions of equivalent value. Participants will be required to sign a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA).
Deprecation of the United States (U.S.) Survey Foot
Document Number: 2020-21902
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Geodetic Survey (NGS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), have taken collaborative action to provide national uniformity in the measurement of length. This notice announces the final decision to deprecate use of the ``U.S. survey foot'' on December 31, 2022. Beginning on January 1, 2023, the U.S. survey foot should not be used and will be superseded by the ``international foot'' definition (i.e., 1 foot = 0.3048 meter exactly) in all applications. The international foot is currently used throughout the U.S. for a large majority of applications and is typically referred to as simply the ``foot.'' Over time this terminology will become more prevalent in land surveying and mapping communities. Either the term ``foot'' or ``international foot'' may be used, as required for clarity in technical applications. This notice describes public comments received, along with the plan, resources, training, and other activities provided by NIST and NOAA to assist those affected by this transition.
Establishment of the Civilian Innovation Advisory Board and Call for Nominations
Document Number: 2020-21834
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), announces the establishment of the Civilian Innovation Advisory Board (The Board) in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), as amended, and the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), a discretionary advisory committee. The Board shall provide independent advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce and, upon request, to the Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA) on issues relevant to the Federal Government's engagement and support of technological innovation, and the incorporation and adoption of emerging technologies and innovative means to address critical technological challenges facing the Federal Government in its provision of services to the public, within the framework of applicable national policies. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST or Institute) through the Department of Commerce (DoC) invites and requests nominations of individuals for appointment to the Board. NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the Board, in addition to nominations already received. Registered Federal lobbyists may not serve on NIST Federal Advisory Committees in an individual capacity.
National Institute of Standards and Technology Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2020-21360
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice lists the membership of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Performance Review Board (NIST PRB) and supersedes the list published on October 2, 2019.
National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program-Amendment to the Procedures and Requirements To Accredit Testing and Calibration Laboratories
Document Number: 2020-18294
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is issuing a final rule amending the regulations pertaining to the operation of the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) and the operation of its accreditation programs. The regulations are being revised to include recognition of proficiency testing as an accreditation activity, add or revise terms, and update NVLAP mailing information, in accordance with the applicable international standard. These changes will not impact the public directly, and will only result in minor changes to NIST's internal practices.
National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2020-20537
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold an open meeting via web conference on Friday, October 23, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to update the Committee on the status of the NCST investigation focused on the impacts of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico and related NCST activities, including event scoring and readiness of teams. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST website at https://www.nist.gov/topics/disaster-failure-studies/national - construction-safety-team-ncst/advisory-committee.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2020-20536
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, and Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-19933
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee) will meet on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2020-19547
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2020-17295
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Judges Panel) will meet in closed session on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. The purpose of this meeting is to review the results of examiners' scoring of written applications. Panel members will vote on which applicants merit site visits by examiners to verify the accuracy of quality improvements claimed by applicants. The meeting is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed.